White Christmas Recipe Challenge
Please enjoy and share! :-)
Welcome to the first recipe challenge organized on Very Good Recipes!
The theme for this first challenge has been selected by 10 food bloggers who have kindly accepted to be the judges for the challenge.
Each judge is also presenting his or her own recipe of the theme they selected. The judges will select the winners at the end of the challenge (and of course they cannot win).
The judges for this month are:
Thanks a lot to the food bloggers who volunteered to become judges! The judges change every month, so there will be an opportunity to be a judge for all the bloggers who want it.
Please e-mail me if you would like to become a judge for an upcoming challenge.
This month theme is: White Christmas.
There is always a magic feel in the air when snow is falling on Chritmas Eve. Not eveyone lives in a region where snow is usual during winter, but everyone can try to recreate this magic in the kitchen!
What dish do you think of when you hear "White Christmas"? You can of course cook with white ingredients such as white fish, white chocolate, white asparagus, white truffles, white vegetables, chicken, cream, coconut milk etc.
But your recipe does not have to be all white! It needs to be festive and have a "snowy" feel. You can be creative and imagine a snowy presentation, for instance sprinkling snow crystals (drops of cream, petals of white edible flowers, and a lot of other
ingredients) or trying to create a snow-covered landscape one can eat!
The challenge is open to everyone, whether you have a food blog or not.
In order to participate, you need to enter a recipe on the theme of "White Christmas".
- If you have a food blog registered on Very Good Recipes, you just need to publish your recipe on your blog with a link to the challenge page https://verygoodrecipes.com/white-christmas-challenge in the text of your recipe.
It will then be automatically listed on this page. (if you don't see it after 30 minutes, please e-mail me)
- If you have a food blog (or a blog with a recipe category or label) but are not yet registered on Very Good Recipes, you can register in 30 seconds.
- If you do not have a blog, you can participate by sending me your recipe with one or more pictures. I will publish your recipe on Very Good Recipe's blog so that it can be
displayed on the challenge page.
- There must be at least one picture in your recipe, and both the recipe and picture need to be your own. If your recipe is inspired by another, please mention it in your recipe.
- You cannot use an already published recipe to participate in the challenge, you need to publish a new recipe (otherwise there's no challenge!)
- We would love to have participations from all around the world, including from blogs in languages other than English. Please do include an English translation of your recipe in your post though. :-) If you need help with the translation (proofreading etc.),
we will be glad to help if we can.
You can participate from Monday December 5th 2011 until Monday December 26th included.
The judges will select the winning recipes.
Savory Spice Shop will offer prizes for the winners. The shop was set up by Mike and Janet Johnston in Denver, Colorado in 2004 and they are adding more and more locations
(a sign that they are doing things right!). They sell spices (there is a very wide selection of spices that are freshly grounded every week, I had no trouble to find lots of white spices and salts for the challenge image above!)
and they also offer more than 140 blends to bring new flavors to your dishes.
The winner will receive a $75 online gift voucher. The voucher can be used to buy fresh spices, some of the 140 unique blends, sauces and extracts, spiceware or anything offered in the shop. There are also many different gift sets that you
can give or keep to yourself!
$50 online gift voucher.
3rd, 4th and 5th place
$30 online gift voucher.
The vouchers can be used for only one purchase, the amount cannot be divided on multiple purchases.
Savory Spice Shop can ship anywhere in the world, but if you live far from the US and the shipping costs are too high, Savory Spice Shop can replace the voucher by a 4-jar gift set ($25 value or less) that they will send you for free.
All participants will also get free shipping (US only) for any order of $40 or more during the month of December. If you want to take advantage of this offer, please e-mail me so that I can send you the code.
Laurels and badge
All the participants will receive a badge with laurels that will be displayed on Very Good Recipes (on their page and in the huge list of food blogs). You can also display it on your blog or your challenge recipe if you want to.
Feel free to add the badge to your recipe (HTML code below):
<img src="https://verygoodrecipes.com/images/badges/white-christmas-challenge/1.90x120.png" width="90" height="120" />
<a href="https://verygoodrecipes.com/white-christmas-challenge">White Christmas Challenge</a><br />
on <a href="https://verygoodrecipes.com/">Very Good Recipes</a>
Winners will get gold, silver and bronze laurels.
You can also earn the Christmas crown: all you need is at least two recipes with a link to https://verygoodrecipes.com/christmas.
Thanks a lot to the judges and our generous sponsor to make this challenge possible!
I hope you will enjoy the challenge and that many of you will participate! Have fun!
My Magical Gingerbread Boxes
White Chocolate and Gingerbread Cheesecake – White Christmas Theme
By Naked Plate
White Chocolate Truffles
By The Hedonista - Recipes
Casetta di pan di zenzero...(gingerbread house)
By Bubbule in cucina
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks a lot to all the participants, the judges and our sponsor Savory Spice Shop!
Click on the title of a recipe or the photo of a dish to read the full recipe on its author's blog.
E per chi non ne avesse ancora avuto notizia, ecco i vincitori del White Christmas Challenge organizzato da Very Good Recipes. Maggiori informazioni alla pagina: www.verygoodrecipes.com/white-cgristmas-challenge Jessie-Cooking Moments (Australia) con My...
Mary Berry’s Devil’s Food Cake The first Weekly Bake Off Challenge after the Christmas and New Year break was Devil’s Food Cake from Mary Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes, page 162. It’s been a very exciting week – getting back into baking things I haven’t tried...
I love receiving my weekly delivery of organic fruit and veg from Riverford – I get very excited at the surprise of seeing what’s in my box! Recently I have had several grapefruits and had intended to eat them for breakfasts but when I looked yesterday...
Winners of the White Christmas Challenge There were some great entries from every part of the world in the first recipe challenge organised on Very Good Recipes, the White Christmas Challenge ! The White Christmas theme was chosen by food bloggers who volunteered...
Finally, we are announcing the winners of "White Xmas Challenge" (judge of "White Xmas Challenge") in verygoodrecipes.com. It's the toughest jobs of all the judges to decide the 5 winners out of more than 70 recipes coming from all parts of the world on...
For twice, it will be English first! Today, we’re announcing the winners of the “White Christmas Challenge” from VeryGoodRecipes.com! As for the French Challenge on “Edible Gifts”, we had a huge number of marvelous contributions. It was very difficult for...
Like many other people at this time of year I am thinking about how much I have eaten over the Christmas and New Year period. I know I have eaten too much sugar and am feeling the effects. On the other hand I really enjoy my food and don’t want to diet....
Ingredienti 300 gr. di biscotti secchi200 gr. di burro200 gr. di cioccolato fondente50 gr. di zucchero150 gr. di frutta secca (nocciole, mandorle e pistacchi)zucchero a velo q. b. Preparazione Tritate grossolanamente i pistacchi, le nocciole e le mandorle...
Ingredienti Per l’impasto:3 chili di farina bianca1 chilo di zucchero500 gr. di strutto8 uova60 gr. di ammoniaca1 tazza di latte tiepido Per il ripieno:1 chilo di fichi secchi macinati2 stecche di cannellauna manciata di chiodi di garofano 10 cucchiai di...
Here is Lorraine's entry for the White Christmas Challenge: INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 c. Flour 2/3 c. Hot Cocoa Mix 1 tea Baking Soda 1/4 tea Salt 1 c. Butter 1/2 c. Sugar 2/3 c. Brown Sugar 1 tea Vanilla Extract 2 eggs (beaten) 1 c. White Chocolate Chips 1 c....
Another recipe by Hidemi for the White Christmas Challenge: Ingredients: For Cranberry Cheesecake 16 oz Cream Cheese, at room temperature 1 cup Jellied Cranberry Sauce 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice 3 Eggs, beaten 1 cup Whipping Cream 2/3 cup Sugar 4 tablespoons...
Hidemi's 2nd recipe for the White Christmas Challenge: Ingredients: 1 cup All purpose flour, shifted 4 Egg Yolks 4 Egg Whites 2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1 ½ stick Butter 2/3 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Milk 1 canned Pear (15 oz) , cut into small pieces 1/4 cup White...
Mary's entry for the White Christmas Challenge: Mrs. Claus' Forgotten Christmas Cookies Ingredients: 2 egg whites at room temperature 1/8 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips 1 cup chopped almonds Preparation: Preheat...
I have been looking for ideas for festive cake with the twist. I flipped through some Finnish magazines, made internet search and find out that after leaving Finland six years ago there’s been hype in Finnish food magazines of glögg cheese cakes. Yes I...
This might not be the first swissroll I made but it's definitely the first log cake I did :) Inside is a chocolate swiss roll with chocolate ganache filling Whipping cream were used to frost the whole cake, scratched here and there using chopstick to make...
Afterhaving so much heavy meal during these holiday season why not having somethinglight such as steamed buns? To make it more festive looks I shaped them intoflowers. Inspiredby 阿芳的 3 杯面粉 cookbook recipe Ingredients: yields about 45g x 12 pieces (A) overnight...
(Versione in inglese piu' sotto - English version under) Piccola premessa: non mettetevi a fare lo stesso giorno e alla stessa ora pandoro e panettone , a meno che non abbiate nervi saldi e molto autocontrollo ! Perchè ?? Sembra un po' una barzelletta ma...
These cookies were baked by my sis, with some help from me It's surprising that holiday season can tickle her baking mood, in fact as far as I know, this was the first time she baked cookies :) This is actually such a delicious cookies if not for the pecan...
Nedavno sam se registrirala na Very Good Recipes, te je moj blog postao prvi blog iz Hrvatske na njihovoj food blog mapi. Osnovni smisao stranice je predstavljanje blogova i recepata iz cijelog svijeta. Sam postupak je vrlo jednostavan. Nakon registracije,...
According to theoriginator (Baking Bites ) the cookie layer is heavy on both sugar and oats. Itis partially baked before the brownie topping is added to the pan, giving thesugars a chance to begin to caramelize and harden (hence the “caramel” part ofthe...